Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
Welcome! Not only will a hammock be lighter, it will be infinitely more comfortable.
Wonderful! I love camping but too often was finding it hard to sleep on my CCF, or Thermarest air mat -- even when combining the too.

From what I've read, another big advantage of a good hammock with tarp is in a downpour. When I was tenting this summer, a thunderstorm hit the next day that left the ground with streams of water flowing over the ground. So glad I'd packed up and left the night before, or the tent would have filled up like a bathtub!

I must say I've also been very impressed by the sense of community among 'hangers' here!